Whenever it rains I want Asian food. Whenever it’s Monday I start thinking about lunch around 10am. Therefore I want some dumplings right meow. I’m actually putting myself in agony writing this post because I’m starving and already debating which Chinatown spot to hit up for lunch today. I wrote about these two Asian restaurants on Chow Down Beantown recently and wanted to share them on Just Add Cheese as well.
Moksa opened a few weeks ago in Central. They serve both traditional and non-traditional Asian small plates like noodles, dumplings, pork buns, etc. It’s the perfect spot to hit up before a night out (at Naga most likely) or a casual weekday dinner. Here’s what I got on my first visit…
Tuna Poke, Avocado, Hearts of Palm
Berkshire Pork Potsticker
Bok Choy Side Dish
Shao Bing: Pork Belly Sandwich
Paneer, Avocado & Jalapeno Roti
We LOVED Moksa. I enjoyed every dish except the Roti, which I wish had more sauce or something to moisten it up. It’s a straight forward, fun and affordable experience.
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Mid-Cambridge, MA 02139
Now for a more traditional Chinese place that has been around forever, King Fung Garden in Chinatown. It’s hard to believe you’re in a working restaurant when you walk through the doors of what looks like a 1970’s diner, but the traditional Chinese dishes they serve are worth every pang of sketchiness. And it’s BYOB, so like, duh.
Amazing Chicken (and it is)
Scallion Pancakes (the best I’ve had in Boston!!)
House Fried Rice
Does anyone else get weird rainy day Asian cravings?
74 Kneeland St
Boston, MA 02111